Oliver Pollock (1737~1823) - Mechanicsburg, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
N 40° 14.838 W 077° 00.246
18T E 329543 N 4457132
Quick Description: Newer marker (dated 2018) next to old stone house which is now surrounded by businesses along US 11.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/12/2019 11:33:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM119KN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 3

Long Description:
Marker text is as follows:

OLIVER POLLOCK
(1737~1823)

Scots~Irish immigrant who amassed wealth as
a merchant and slave trader and contributed
the modern equivalent of several million
dollars to the Revolutionary War. Believing
control of the West pivotal to America's
future, he negotiated to open routes along
the Mississippi River enabling the delivery
of vital arms and supplies and financed the
Illinois Campaign. Massive debt from the
war led to imprisonment and loss of many
holdings. He lived here from 1792 to 1806.


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Marker Name: Oliver Pollack

County: Cumberland

Date Dedicated: 10/14/2018

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: 6395 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg

Category: American Revolution, Military, Professions & Vocations

Website: [Web Link]

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